I didn't expect this homeopathic teething liquid to be very effective, but I thought I'd try it before resorting to something with benzocaine or other controversial ingredients.
|From Boiron USA|
I am seriously amazed at how well it works! I don't have to give it to Bay very often but when I do, the first dose is all it takes. The instructions say you can repeat it up to 2 more times [for a total of 3 doses] if you wait at least 15 minutes between each dose.
The ingredients and their purposes:
Chamomilla vulgaris [German chamomile]
According to Boiron, it "relieves teething pains accompanied by irritability"
Phytolacca decandra [Poke root]
"Relieves painful gums"
Rheum officinale [a type of rhubarb]
"Relieves minor digestive disorder associated with teething"
Wikipedia also mentions that" In modern medicine, R. officinale has been found to be useful in treatment of Hepatitis B."
The top of each single-dose plastic vial twists off and you just squeeze the small amount of liquid into the baby's mouth. Bay usually spits out flavored things because she doesn't like it but she doesn't mind Camilia at all. As I always do before giving something to her, I've tried it and can attest that there is no noticeable taste at all.
|I keep it in a small pouch next to the co-sleeper in our room|